Kansas Behavioral Health Services


Partnering to promote prevention, treatment, and recovery to ensure Kansans with behavior health needs live safe, healthy, successful and self-determined lives in their communities.


Kansas communities support prevention and recovery throughout the lifespan.

Midwest Regional Suicide Prevention Conference

Kansas Youth Suicide Prevention and the Kansas Suicide Prevention Resource Center are pleased to be partnering with the state suicide prevention programs in Iowa, Missouri, and Nebraska, along with the Missouri Mental Health Foundation (MMHF), to host the first regional suicide prevention conference in more than 15 years!

The conference will be held July 21-23, 2015 at the Kansas City Airport Marriott Hotel, in Kansas City, MO.  The conference will provide anyone working to prevent suicide with a large number of exceptional learning opportunities, including:

  • Seven plenary presentations by nationally recognized experts, including an opening keynote by Jerry Reed, Director of the Suicide Prevention Resource Center and a closing keynote by Dr. John Draper, Director of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
  • A full day of "pre-conderence" workshops, offering six unique programs.
  • 30 breakout session presentations covering a wide variety of important topics.
  • An Exhibitor Showcase to learn more about leading suicide prevention organizations and their programs.
  • Plenty of networking opportunities, including a Tuesday evening Social Networking Reception.
For more information, visit the conference website.

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About Us

The aim of Kansas Behavioral Health Services is for Kansas communities to thrive through the promotion of prevention and recovery in Kansas communities. We believe, and data supports, the notion that prevention works, people recover and treatment is effective.

We’re committed to creating a system of care that is customer/community focused and that is driven by results supported by a highly competent and partnership-based workforce. Our best work comes from working together to create and nurture strategic partnerships where we share information, successes, trainings, events and more.

Leadership and Funding

Our work is supported by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services (KDADS). KDADS is responsible by statute and holds the authority and responsibility to coordinate and provide substance abuse and mental health services in Kansas. We promote effective public policy and develop and evaluate programs and resources for behavioral health prevention, treatment and recovery services.

How We Can Assist

Services / Programs for Consumers

Program and Renewal Information

Click here to find documents related to the Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED) waiver renewal application.

Information for Providers